Irish Water and Donegal County Council have announced the commencement of works to install pods at 40 properties as part of the Gweedore Sewerage Scheme.
The innovative Demonstration Project will solve the problem of inadequate sewage treatment in the area, its over reliance on the use of septic tank systems and will improve water quality in Gweedore Bay.
“The project will provide environmental benefits, support future growth in the area and ensure compliance with Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive,” a joint statement read.
Irish Water’s Patrick Greene explained that, in 2019, Irish Water successfully completed the installation of the pressure sewer network associated with this project.
This required the installation of approximately 2.5km of new wastewater network along Factory Road, the Lower Road and the link road connecting both. As part of the next phase of this project, Irish Water has commenced works to install pods at approximately 40 properties in Gweedore.
“As these works progress, we will continue to engage with the local community and those participating in the scheme,” he said.
Cleantech Civils is delivering the work on behalf of Irish Water. It is expected that the installation of the pods and associated works will take approximately six months to complete. The collected wastewater will then be treated at the existing Údaras na Gaeltachta Wastewater Treatment Plant. This plant will also undergo a significant upgrade to ensure continued compliance with Irish Water maintenance standards.